I walk everywhere I can here in Beijing. My feet have slowly adjusted to the walking, but they still can ache after walking on the concrete. I’ve come to enjoy the evening foot massage that I give myself with this cream.
The menthol crystals give the cream a light tingle and cooling effect after the application. Let’s check the other ingredients I used.
I used Peach Kernel Oil* because I enjoy the feel of this light weight oil. It can contribute a dewy finish to any lotion or cream.
Since I’m planning on making a thick foot cream, I picked High Melt Point Shea Butter for giving the cream body. I love the thickness that this butter contributes to the cream.
Lanolin is a nice ingredient as it helps keep skin keep skin moisturized by creating a barrier on the skin.
Emulsifying Wax and Stearic Acid are needed to emulsify the oils with water and thicken the cream.
I decided to use Hydrovance as my humectant for the long term moisturizing. You can use any humectant, so don’t feel limited by my choice!
Calendula Extract is a great choice for its noted abilities to combat dry and scaly skin. Just what is needed for pampering feet!
Let’s go make a lovely foot cream!
12.5% Peach Kernel Oil*
10% High Melt Point Shea Butter
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Stearic Acid
3% Calendula Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus Preservative
0.5% Peppermint Essential Oil
0.5% Menthol Crystal
4.8 ounces Distilled Water
100-gram Test Batch
60 grams Distilled Water
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Calendula Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Menthol Crystals, and Liquid Germall Plus) into a microwave-safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted.
Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using an immersion blender.
Add the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before capping and labeling.
I like this foot cream! I have already gone through a batch for my feet as well as Jerry’s. This heavy foot cream is thick and best applied when you can put socks and then let the cream soak into your feet. Apply this for three days and I think you will feel (and see) softer feet!
*Peach Kernel Oil is no longer available, but Apricot Kernel Oil is a suitable substitute.